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From Bottle to Blood to Breath: How Breathalyzers Work

15 Mar 2018

The term “alcohol” to a chemist  means an organic compound that contains an OH group, but as far as the public is concerned “alcohol” refers to one specific compound, namely, ethanol. It is ethanol...

All Alcoholic Beverages are Watered Down

24 Jan 2018

In most of the world alcohol content is measured by volume. This gives us the familiar 12.5% on the side of a wine bottle. But what does this percentage really mean? 

Can the “Smart Drinking Pill” reduce the risk of drinking alcohol?

20 Mar 2017

The jury is out on whether drinking small amounts of alcohol is beneficial or detrimental. Some studies suggest a drink a day may be good for the heart. On the other hand, alcohol is a known...

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